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    Default Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

    Here you go, this recipe is originally just for Chocolate Fudge, so keep reading, at the bottom is the peanut butter variation.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

    3 cups sugar
    2/3 cup cocoa
    1 1/2 cups Whole milk (this is a must!)
    4 1/2 tablespoons margerine (cut up in chunks)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2/3 cup peanut butter (optional)

    In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and milk. Cook on a medium heat stirring constantly until mixture forms a soft ball. Boil about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

    Add margerine and vanilla. When margerine is melted start beating with a wooden spoon until it is no longer glossy. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. After about 15-20 minutes score the top with a sharp knife. Let cool completely then cut into squares using your score marks as a guide.

    Peanut Butter Variation

    When mixture comes to soft ball stage, remove from heat DO NOT COOK ANY LONGER . Add margerine, vanilla and peanut butter. When margerine is melted whip with a wooden spoon until the mixture is no longer glossy. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. After 15-20 minutes (when it has set a little) score the top with a sharp knife. Let cool completely then cut into squares using your score marks as a guide.

    Tips:

    I use my dutch oven type pot. When this recipe starts to boil, it comes up to within 2 inches of the top of this pot. Make sure you use a heavy sauce pan and stir constantly as any type of candy mixture will burn easily.

    Have the your pan greased, the margerine, vanilla and peanut butter all measured out and ready to go. You have to work VERY quickly after it reaches soft ball stage.

    If you don't have a candy thermometer this is how you can tell if it is at soft ball stage. Get a small clear juice glass and fill with ice water. Drizzle a small amount of mixture into the glass. If it stays in shape and doesn't dissolve (i.e. starts to make the water milky) then you are at soft ball stage.

    You MUST use whole milk. This recipe is very old and it needs the fat in the milk to set up. My sister's and sil have tried it with 1% and 2 % and couldn't figure out why it came out like taffy. Took me awhile to figure it out for them as I only buy whole milk.

    I don't grease my pan, I line it with foil and when it is completely hardened, I pull the entire thing out, place it on my cutting board and then cut into squares. Makes it a whole lot easier.

    If you use a 13x9 pan, yield is 24 squares about 1 1/2' x 1 1/2". You can cut them smaller, and they are about 3/4" thick. If you want thicker pieces use an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan.

    Hope you enjoy!

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    That sounds yummy, thank you.

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    Thanks,

    It sounds yummy !!!

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    Ladies, I just made mine for the holiday's today and my yield is off. I cut mine into 48 squares. Also this is not a "child friendly" recipe. If it spits while boiling it is just as bad as being burned by hot grease, so be careful.

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    You found it!

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    OMGoodness - you guys are killing me......I'd trade Katie for chocolate at this point!! When is Lent over?!?!?!?!?

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    Can't be the chocolate urge is too bad yet Debbie, you're only trading one of your children so far!

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    You are soooo funny Debbie. Lent will be over soon.

    Thanks for bumping this recipe Michelle. My boys are coming out tonight so I am going to whip this up this afternoon for them.

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    Yum Yum...Deed makes the best Fudge.
    Her Dad hoards his box of Fudge at Christmas [peanut butter kind]
    I prefer the plain Chocolate kind.
    HINT>>>HINT
    Are You Listening...Deed?????

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    YOU NEVER told me that MOM!!! Too bad all you get is the peanut butter variety today!

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    I love chocolate and peanut butter fudge. Definitely not good for the diet, but I have to have some now that I am craving it!

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    Dee can I use butter instead of margerine?

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